Berlinale

Fidai

Synopsis
During the Algerian revolution, my great-uncle joined his sister in France and integrated a secret FLN armed group. Settling of scores, attempted murder, hiding, imprisonment and finally expulsion in 1962, his personal journey tells the story of countless ex-fighters for Algerian independence, and echoes the current effervescence of the Arab World. Today, at the age of seventy, El Hadi reveals this dark part of his life.


World Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2012, Official Selection

Theatrical release in Germany
1. Mai 2013

Festivals
Best Film, Buenos Aires LAIFF 2012
Special Mention, Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2012
Vienna International Film Festival 2012
Opening Film, MoMA New York 2012
Best Documentary, Journées Cinématographiques d’Alger 2012
Arab Film Festival of Oran 2012

Algeria
Director: Damien Ounouri
Producers: Kafard Films (France), Xstream Pictures (China), mec film (Germany), Cirta Films (Algeria), Linked Productions (Kuwait)
German Distributor: mec film
World sales: Kafard (France)

Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in April 2013
Funding amount: 4,300 €